9 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage During Covid-19

9 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage During Covid-19

by Carrie Starr, May 11, 2020

This extended time of “shelter in place” is taking a toll on all of us, but it can be especially draining on your marriage. Here are a few suggestions for keeping your relationship healthy amidst this crisis: Lower Your Expectations of yourself and your spouse. No one is going to … Continue reading

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The Surprising Strategy to Surviving the Caronavirus Crisis

The Surprising Strategy to Surviving the Caronavirus Crisis

by Carrie Starr, April 16, 2020

During this unprecedented global crisis, many of us are struggling with faith and fear. Some of us have lost jobs or had our pay cut. Others are working from home while caring for children. Some are sick or have lost loved ones. Many of us are scared and uncertain about … Continue reading

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How Will Covid-19 Shape Culture and the Future?

How Will Covid-19 Shape Culture and the Future?

by Carrie Starr, March 26, 2020

A guest post by Ervin Starr PhD Covid-19 will have a lasting impact on culture and humanity. We can only speculate what those changes might be but, understanding the way this crisis will shape our future is not fully unknown either. We can use leading indicators and educated guesses based on … Continue reading

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Where are the Women?

Where are the Women?

by Carrie Starr, January 21, 2020

More women than ever are college-educated, tech-savvy and financially confident. We have attained mid-level leadership positions across business, military, ministry, and education. So, why aren’t we seeing more women in top positions of leadership? As I work on my dissertation research, the reasons I’m discovering for women not advancing to … Continue reading

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Training You Actually Need

Training You Actually Need

by Carrie Starr, December 3, 2019

My Seminary Stand-Off I never wanted to go to seminary. College students are my calling. I knew God wanted me to minister to young adults. From my mid-twenties, I worked on college campuses, sharing Christ and loving my younger peers. Who needed seminary when there was fruit in my work? … Continue reading

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Overcoming a Seismic Shift

Overcoming a Seismic Shift

by Carrie Starr, October 16, 2019

A seismic shift occurred in our lives over just 12 months. 2 strokes3 graduations2 engagements1 wedding1 new career1 doctoral program1 empty nest Change and discomfort reveal what’s on the inside. I discovered new levels of both “ugly” and “lovely” in myself this past year. Letting Go of the Kids I’ve … Continue reading

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Hints From A Happy Mom

Hints From A Happy Mom

by Carrie Starr, May 18, 2018

Parenting is a challenging adventure.  The older I become, the more I value the unique way my mom raised my brother and me. My mother recently gave me this list of “child-rearing hints from a happy (underlined three times) mom.” Some of them are pretty unconventional. I hope you find … Continue reading

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She Remembers

She Remembers

by Carrie Starr, April 18, 2018

by Bethan Kuiken  I She’s seven, and held down at least twice every month by the man with the red flannel and a gifted mug that claims him as the “World’s Best Grandpa.” This time, her dad is upstairs, but she thinks that he’s sleeping because she was too when … Continue reading

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This Secret Would Destroy My Parents

This Secret Would Destroy My Parents

by Carrie Starr, March 21, 2018

You know the worst thing about secrets? The loneliness ravages you.  It confines you to the vacuum of your mind as it sucks all heat from any sliver of human emotion. You so desperately desire depth and closeness yet at the same time terrified that one more person will use … Continue reading

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Secret Shame Book Reviews

Secret Shame Book Reviews

by Carrie Starr, February 1, 2018

The Secret Shame book reviews are in! I am humbled, encouraged and thankful. “COMPLETELY COMPELLING from the beginning to the end. I could not put this book down. Though I LOVE reading, it’s the first book I’ve FINISHED in years. Thank you, Carrie, for having the boldness to blaze the … Continue reading

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